posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 12:07 AM
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
I guess the only question remaining, which perplexes me to no end, is how the Masonic "frame" doesn't recognize in the Temple of Solomon, and the
twin pillars of a severe Justice, and a tender Mercy, the Great Work of Jesus Christ, as God-sent..
Same goes for how the Jews cannot see that in Yeshua Messiah was made manifest the glorious jewel in their own crown..
Freemasonry, though, wasn't designed to purely be an extension of Christianity. That's why you don't discuss religion while in Lodge. Allegory
that is presented to you while in Lodge isn't really discussed at length while in Lodge (at least not in any I've ever been to). It is
internalized, and it is up to the individual to take away from it what he will. Any story sourced from the Bible isn't presented for its religious
content, but rather for its moral content.
I sit in Lodge with brothers of different religions routinely. If we were discussing/debating religion all the time, we would probably never get
anywhere or grow as men. We might even cease to be friends. But if we are presented lessons in morality, whose themes are universal, really, we all
In my experience, the things Freemasonry presents to you are things you already know. It is just an extra safety net put in place to remind you to
live a just life. When you're in a situation, and you forget your church, and if you forget the Bible, and should you forget what your parents
taught you while growing up, maybe that Masonic ring catches your eye and reminds you of who are and has you do the right thing.